Louise McDonnell MSc, MBACP (Accred) Counsellor

Louise McDonnell MSc, MBACP (Accred) Counsellor

Houghton Le Spring
Tyne And Wear


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Houghton Le Spring
Tyne And Wear


About me

I have almost 10 years post qualifying experience since finishing my degree in counselling. I completed a masters in psychology writing my thesis on ADHD and memory and I am currently undertaking my doctorate in counselling psychology. I have a special interest in trauma and birth trauma.

I am qualified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), both highly effective treatments for trauma, as well as negative thinking patterns, anxiety and a wealth of other presentations. My personal practice is moving toward an integrative style of therapy underpinned by a humanistic approach.

I have worked with student populations (school and university), forensics, social services and voluntary organisations. I am currently working part-time within the NHS and have done for a number of years.

I am happy to offer evening and weekend appointments.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am currently in my final year on the taught Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, Teesside University

2015 Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)

2012 – 2013 Masters In Psychology

2008 – 2011 BA (Hons) Counselling (Specialising in CBT), Sunderland University

Enhanced DBS

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited



£40 per hour.

Further information

I work from therapeutic spaces in Chester-le-Street and central Durham.

Maps & Directions

Houghton Le Spring, DH4

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Chester le Street; Monday and Thursday 5, 6 & 7pm, Saturday 2 & 3pm. Durham: please contact me for details As well as various times during the week

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme